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WAIW | Semi-Locked Down in Vietnam

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Lots of stuff has happened over the last few weeks, and most of it hasn't been good. Today, I decided to catch you up to some of it, but only after I got back from the police station. Read More »

TBT | Our Heroes are (Still) Problematic

Image contains three photographs placed next to each other in three narrow columns. Each photo contains a male looking at the camera, and he is mimicking the gestures for see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil in each respective panel. Above the men in the photos, there is white text that says "Our Heroes Are Problematic" and below the men there is text that says "Where Am I Wednesday".

With the future of the next issue and the magazine still up in the air, I thought today would be a good time to throwback to when I discussed the issue of hero worship in relation to Peter Singer and a few others. Read More »

WAIW | Your Last Real Friend?

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Thanks to social media, lots of us connect with people daily. However, when was the last time you made a real friend and how did it happen? Read More »

WAIW | Lowering Expectations

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Facebook has me feeling down again, so I decided to talk a bit about that and find out whether or not you might have a solution. Read More »

Review | The Pig Who Made It Big

Image contains an illustration of a pig and a small dog dropping from the sky with parachutes. Below the animals, there is a movie clapboard that says "The Pig Who Made it Big" in white chalk letters. Below this, and to the left on the board, similar coloured text says "Illustrated by Agnes Szucher". To the right of this, there is text that says "Written by Dragana Vucic Dekic".

Amanda is back to review another kid's book, and this time it's about a pig who makes it big. Read More »

WAIW | Air Quality in Saigon

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Although last year's burning season in Chiang Mai, Thailand was worse, the air quality in Saigon, Vietnam has been surprisingly bad as of late. Read More »